Summary Of Qualifications:


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2005: S.M. Media Arts and Sciences, with Dr. John Maeda. Thesis: Interaction harvesting for document retrieval

Harvard University School of Continuing Ed., Cambridge, MA.

1998: Object Oriented Programing I and II, with Dr. Henry Leitner.

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

1992: B.F.A. Highest Departmental Honors, Sculpture Department.

Awards, publications, & exhibitions:

2009: Tag System, US Patent #7616124.

2005: SNiF: Social Networking In Fur , ChI Conference Paper. Coauthor of Scholarly paper exploring wearable computation platform for pets. Accepted and presented to the Conference on Computer Human Interaction 2005.

2004: hvAC:revamp, $3K Arts grant recipient. Proposal for site specific sculptural installation was approved and funded by MIT Council For the Arts.

1992: Boston Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Selected to participate in “Boston Now: Ways To See” exhibition at the ICA. These high-profile Exhibitions are annual shows which highlight new talent in the Boston visual arts community.


Employment History:

2008 – Present: Sr. Web developer, The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA.

I work with education researchers to build and design educational tools, primarly for middleschool science. My job is understand the goals of the researcher, and design suitable software tools. I create wireframes and mockups, manage groups of contractors, conduct code reviews, manage the build process, and sometimes I am lucky enough to write some code.

2005 – 2008: Chief Executive & Founder, SNIF Labs Inc., Boston, MA.

I Founded and grew a unique product development company. We raised $3.5M from angel investors, designed a revolutionary consumer product, and put it in the hands of customers in just over three years. I grew and inspired a talented team of twelve employees. I reduced overhead costs by outsourcing well-specified tasks to consultants and contractors as appropriate. I worked closely with the technology team to designed a performant scalable software stack for real-time pet monitoring.

2000 – 2003: Systems Programmer, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA.

I developed custom applications for university use, ranging from automated publication systems for research projects, to automated machine registration and tracking. Specific projects included:

1998 – 2000: Software Engineer, The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA.

I designed and built software tools for middle school and high school students. My responsibilities included identifying tools to support student work, researching existing tools, and designing new tools. I wrote many such programs included:

1995 – 1998: Systems Administrator, The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA.

I supported 20 full-time staff in a mixed architecture LAN, and many hundreds of online course participants over the Internet. I designed, implemented, and maintained custom databases and Internet applications in support of collaborative learning environments. I built the companies local area network, with a shared 1Mb gateway to the internet for three buildings using wireless bridges.

1992 – 1996: vice-President of operations, TechnoFrolics, Somerville, MA

I designed circuit boards using ORCAD software, managed the design, and construction of circuit boards. I researched hardware components and component suppliers. I developed software interfaces to control custom electronics from standard i386 hardware. I designed custom hardware enclosures using AutoCAD, and fabricated these same enclosures and displays using wood, plastic, and aluminum. I produced drawings for the company's patents.